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Finch: Pleasure Beach To Reopen Memorial Day Weekend

April 22nd, 2015 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, as the state’s largest city celebrates Earth Day, Mayor Finch announced that Pleasure Beach–a 71-acre barrier island that was inaccessible for decades until it reopened to the public last year–will officially open to the public on May 23 at 10:00AM (i.e., Memorial Day Weekend). Through the month of […]

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Attention City Employees, Election For Civil Service Commissioner

August 6th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Hey, there’s another election going on and the deadline to vote is this Friday. The resignation of Willie McBride as the city employee representative on the Civil Service Commission has triggered a vote among city employees to replace him.

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The Pleasure Is Back At The Beach, Long Lines For Water Taxi But Most Say Worth The Wait

June 29th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch woke up Saturday morning, hopped a water taxi to Pleasure Beach, walked out to the water and took a dip. So did hundreds of others. Armed with picnic baskets, beach accoutrements and fishing gear, Pleasure Beach lovers waited in line for up to two hours along Seaview Avenue to board a water […]

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Poise Your Tennis Racquets In The Rock

June 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments · News and Events

News release from Mayor Bill Finch: As the summer heat brings more and more people outside to enjoy the outdoors, the City recently began the reconstruction of tennis courts at Ellsworth Park in the Black Rock neighborhood. This park improvement is part of the City’s Parks Master Plan, initiated by Mayor Bill Finch to create […]

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Fingers Crossed, City Officials Prepare For Pleasure Beach Access

June 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · News and Events

Reopening access to Pleasure Beach, a peninsula in the city’s East End shut off to the public for about 20 years, comes with a long checklist of what ifs, including safety and security. And then there’s the price tag as well. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: It’s been nearly 20 years since Pleasure Beach was […]

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School Board Controversy Among Top Stories In March And April 2013

December 28th, 2013 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas receives three-year contract, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez tries to block it in court. These were among the top stories from March and April in 2013. Additional headlines follow:

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Work Continues On New Downtown Senior Center

June 14th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: City senior citizens who utilize the Eisenhower Center will be moving soon to a brand new facility on Golden Hill Street, as part of a unique partnership with city developer Phil Kuchma. Kuchma is renovating the building at 307 Golden Hill Street, and in return he is taking over the Eisenhower […]

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Wood Praises Charlie Carroll As One Of City’s Best

April 25th, 2013 · 40 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Finch’s Chief of Staff Adam Wood salutes the work of Charlie Carroll who will resume the duties of the full-time director of Parks after performing both roles of parks and Public Facilities chief for five years. Letter to editor from Wood. I am writing today to make the record clear: Charles Carroll is one […]

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